Gizmodo asked the question today – Would an Unlimited Subscription Get Your Ass Back in a Movie Theater Seat? And for me, the answer is a qualified yes. Moviepass looks to create a movie theater subscription where you pay them $25-40 a month (based on how expensive movies are in your area) and you can… Continue reading Moviepass – Would You Do It?
Hope everybody had a great week. I came home from Virginia Beach, and the weather followed me (in the 90s here in sunny Buffalo). Of course, it’ll be in the 70s in a few days…anyway, here are last week’s posts: Movie Review: Transformers: Dark of the Moon – It wasn’t an unholy abomination. I had… Continue reading Friday Finds – Liquid Breathing and Sand Tiger Sharks
It’s a light week since I was gone and not posting, due to my Grandmother’s funeral. One post last week: Old Game Tuesday – American McGee’s Alice – Alice’s madness has returned, so play the original before you tackle the new game. Other cool stuff: Gizmodo has links about the original Big F***ing Gun, the… Continue reading Friday Finds – The Original BFG
Gizmodo has the scoop on what could be the nerdiest wedding in the history of weddings. It is Star Wars themed, down to the Death Star disco ball, Stormtrooper bustier and the tables named for SW universe locations.
This is just a fraction of the 35 Vipers and other BSG-themed Lego creations shown off at ‘BrickCon‘ last year. Gizmodo has an in-depth gallery in their post on the matter, and now I want one of these. I wonder if any of these guys has a parts list or build out there…
Remember the Nerf N-STRIKE Vulcan EBF-25 belt-fed office warfare toy spotted at Toy Fair 2008? It’s available. :D Totally worth it, too.
Technology Review has posted an article about Graphene, which has been thought to be the strongest material known since it was first isolated. Scientists were finally able to test it and confirm that it is. Jeffrey Kysar and James Hone, mechanical-engineering professors at Columbia University, tested graphene’s strength at the atomic level by measuring the… Continue reading Graphene – Strongest Material Ever Tested
Researchers at MIT have figured out a way to increase the effectiveness of existing solar panels (or create solar power from windows). Here’s a description from the article on just what is happening: The dye-based organic solar concentrator functions without the use of tracking or cooling systems, greatly reducing the overall cost compared to other… Continue reading Solar Upgrades
A California man used an automated script to sign up for more than 58,000 Google Checkout, Paypal, brokerage and other online accounts that use deposit verification techniques, and got sent $58,000. Think Office Space. It would’ve worked, except: However, Largent used false names, including cartoon characters, as well as false addresses and social security numbers,… Continue reading Office Spaced
Check this out: Researchers at SRI International have come up with a wall-climbing robot – one that uses electro-adhesion to attach to the wall. There is a video at the Popular Mechanics link, which shows a tracked ‘vehicle’ climbing up a normal household wall. Pretty neat technology. Spotted at Gizmodo.
With the incredibly inventive name I-Shovel, to boot. I’ve been expecting something like this, to be honest, but I can’t imagine it will be tough enough to work during a real snowstorm. Spotted at Gizmodo.
Gizmodo brings me this little bit of terror…apparently someone wants to make HUGE Forest Fire fighting robots. With MASSIVE SAW BLADES at the ends of the arms. But of COURSE it will NEVER be used for any sort of military purpose, right? And it will stay perfectly within our control, at all times. Okay! I’m… Continue reading Just in Time for the Clan Invasion of the Inner Sphere